propositionprop‧o‧si‧tion1 /ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃən $ ˌprɑː-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1statementSUGGEST a statement that consists of a carefully consideredopinion or judgmentproposition that 🔊 Most people accept the proposition that we have a duty to protect endangered animals. 🔊 The theory is founded on two basic propositions.2suggestionSUGGEST a suggestion, or something that is suggested or considered as a possible thing to do 🔊 He telephoned Stuart with a proposition.attractive/interesting/practical etc proposition 🔊 The offer of two tickets for the price of one makes it a very attractive proposition. 🔊 It doesn’t sound like a very viable proposition to me. 🔊 I’ve got a proposition to put to you.3 →be a different/tricky/simple etc proposition 4law (also Proposition)SCL a suggested change or addition to the law of a state of the US, which citizensvote on 🔊 Proposition 1475mathematics technicalHM something that must be proved, or a question to which the answer must be found – used in geometry —propositional adjectiveCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: a suggestion, or something that is suggested or considered as a possible thing to doverbsput a proposition to somebody (also make (somebody) a proposition)A proposition was put to Owen, and he is considering it.I’m going to make you a proposition.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + propositiona business propositionDoes this mean you’ve changed your mind about my business proposition?a commercial proposition (=likely to be financially successful)Gold mining is not a commercial proposition here.an attractive propositionSetting up your own business is a very attractive proposition.an interesting propositionA further study focussing on older people is an interesting proposition.a practical/viable proposition (=likely to be possible or successful)A complete ban on strikes is not a practical proposition.
proposition• Even she, who'd been propositioned by experts, had to admit that.• I was propositioned by this absolutely stunninggirl who couldn't have been any more than seventeen.• She complained that her bosspropositioned her on several occasions.• Had Puddephat provoked this storm by propositioning the boy?• His parishioners had grumbled that streetwalkerspropositioned them after his sermons.From Longman Business Dictionarypropositionprop‧o‧si‧tion /ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃənˌprɑː-/ noun [countable]1COMMERCEa business idea, offer, or suggestion, for example a possible business dealI’ll consider your proposition and let you know my decision next week.We have a proposition to make.It is an attractive proposition. →value proposition2 (also Proposition)LAW in the US, a suggested change to the law of a state, which citizens vote onProposition 13, passed by California voters in 1978, requires that any new special taxes be approved by at least two-thirds of the voters.3a statement that consists of a carefully considered opinion or judgementKondratiev’s basic proposition was that the advanced capitalist economies go through regular cycles of booms and slumps (=ups and downs).proposition thatThe proposition that the world economy is a system means that all parts are in one way or another dependent on each other.